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    Left to Right Hand Drive

    Hi, looking for advice on converting a beam axle to right hand drive utilising cross style setup it has now. If the steering arms are integral with the stub axles poses problems. Are there any ways to get over this?
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    Pretty sure that Bolt on steering arms are avialable for r/hand drive,
    They pick up on the lower 2 of the 4 bolts on the spindle,
    You'll need to cut your arms off,
    Jon Golding at Home grown hot rods can advise better than me on this and available options,
    Possibly new spindles?

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    Like this,
    Cut off the spare hole fron the arm you dont need,
    https://www.ebay.com/itm/T-Bucket-St...-/332706498128

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    Glad to know of a solution, your suggestion hits it on the head. Many thanks.

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    There's a pair of rhd spindles on nsra forum for sale. May be just what you need.
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    need a job done on your project? i may be able to help.

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    You can get tie/track rod ends with a hole in for the cross-steer drop link end to mount to. These were for converting side steer cars with just the one hole each side to work with cross-steering like Vega boxes. I did have one here and will put a photo up if I can find it - integral OEM steering arms are always going to be better than bolt-on ones.


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    Here 'tis:

    http://imagehosting.rodsnsods.co.uk/...cebd52fdfd.jpg

    I don't remember what the exact original application was for these but it has I think an 11/16"-UNF KH thread so fits one end of (some) early Ford tie rods.


    (It seems image hosting/uploading is still FUBARed here, but the link should bring up the pic.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by mygasser View Post
    There's a pair of rhd spindles on nsra forum for sale. May be just what you need.
    Neil.
    Thank you, I'll check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JackGriffin View Post
    You can get tie/track rod ends with a hole in for the cross-steer drop link end to mount to. These were for converting side steer cars with just the one hole each side to work with cross-steering like Vega boxes. I did have one here and will put a photo up if I can find it - integral OEM steering arms are always going to be better than bolt-on ones.


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    Here 'tis:

    http://imagehosting.rodsnsods.co.uk/...cebd52fdfd.jpg

    I don't remember what the exact original application was for these but it has I think an 11/16"-UNF KH thread so fits one end of (some) early Ford tie rods.


    (It seems image hosting/uploading is still FUBARed here, but the link should bring up the pic.)
    Thanks for your time posting this up. I'll check the thread tomorrow and see if it will work for me. Fixing this into the tie bar could work nicely.

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    Just found it here:
    https://www.speedwaymotors.com/Speed...lain,1540.html

    You could have mine for £25 plus P&P if that was of use.
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    That's a generous offer well worth considering. I checked out the thread today and had a measure up . 11/16 diameter with 18 Threads Per Inch so it seems like it will do the jobP1060967.JPGP1060969.JPG



    I did find the supplier in the USA selling this and other parts I need like disc brake conversion and will be ordering up a quantity of stuff.
    To move forward I now need to find a suitable smallish steering box that will fit inside or maybe on top of the chassis rail. A land rover defender or Isuzu trooper look interesting but haven't got one in front of me to verify.
    Are there in particular useful boxes that have been used before that you know of ? PM'd you
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